Crystal Palace starlet Scott Banks could be set for a return to Scotland as Dunfermline Athletic line up a loan move for the talented teenager.

The youngster has been impressing those at Crystal Palace this term with his form for the U23, captaining the youth squad too. He has been one of the standouts in Premier League 2 this season, registering four goals and three assists in 11 games.

The former United kid is now at Crystal Palace.

The former United kid is now at Crystal Palace.(Photo by Bruce White/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Dundee United provided a platform for Banks to start his professional career, making four appearances before switching to Crystal Palace, then-Tangerines boss Robbie Neilson desperate to keep him at Tannadice.

A loan move to Alloa beckoned at the start of 2020 before the pandemic cause the shutdown of football, leading to Banks only featuring four times for the Wasps. Now a third crack at Championship football could beckon with the Pars.


Stevie Crawford’s side sit second in the Championship and look good for a Premiership play-off spot. Their latest result was a stuffy 0-0 draw with Morton at Cappielow, leaving them seven points off top.

Greenock Morton v Dunfermline - Scottish Championship

Cappielow point. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Crawford said of the match: “We are disappointed that we have only taken a point from the game. There is natural disappointment in there with the players. I think it shows that we have progressed as a football club again.

“I didn’t think there was much in the first half but second half I thought we were the better team. We maybe didn’t create enough goalscoring chances but I still felt that we should possibly have come away with the three points.”

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